Above: Joe Newberry on banjo and LaNelle Davis, upright bass, get into the music. (Photos by David Leone)
by Carrie C. Causey
WAKE FOREST — Big Medicine brought bluegrass enthusiasts out of the woodwork and into E. Carroll Joyner Park on a beautiful Sunday. The concert was sponsored by PineCone and the town of Wake Forest as part of the nonprofit Wake Forest ARTS’ Six Sundays in Spring concert series.
The event continues this weekend with an additional concert to make up for those canceled by rain. Headlining is Wake Forest’s own Suzanna Neeley Bridges and her band Walking for Pennies from 5 to 7 p.m. The band’s backup singer Michele Riganese will perform from 3 to 5 p.m.
In addition to performing arts, Wake Forest ARTS brings the community together through visual arts as well.
All Wake Forest two and three-dimensional artists are invited to showcase their work at the Wake Forest ARTS building on Brooks Street during a reception June 14 in conjunction with Art After Hours.
Visual art should be framed and no bigger than 11 by 14. Jewelry should have a stand or some way to display it on a shelf. Artists are encouraged to be there during the reception to help sell their work, but it is not mandatory. They are asked to provide a short biography, contact information, along with labels and prices. Artists can drop off their art on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon or make other arrangements by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.